ADAM BAŁDYCH

improvisation / Poland
language: PL / ANG

Violinist, composer, born in 1986 in Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland. At the age of 16, Adam started performing internationally (Germany, Poland, Serbia, Hungary, Indonesia, Spain, France, USA).First called “a child prodigy”, evolved to being named one of the most interesting jazz violinists in Europe.

Often compared with the greatest: Michał Urbaniak and Henryk Wieniawski. Adam says about his inspirations: Rachmaninoff, Radiohead, Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix.

A very important moment in Adam Bałdych’s career, was the time he spent in New York, where he was working with young jazz scene, played in legendary jazz clubs and got amazing reviews from American magazines. New York was the place where being among many cultures and their sounds, he “found himself” – as he described it. In his music, deriving from many elements, the Slavic melancholy and space, the strength and temperature of the Polish origins is his leitmotiv.

Adam Bałdych recorded his first album for the prestigious label ACT MUSIC in 2012. Album “Imaginary Room” was produced by Siggi Loch and Nils Landgren and recorded with the leading European jazz Artists (Lars Danielsson, Jacob Karlzon, Verneri Pohjola, Morten Lund and Marius Neset). His European debut opened the continent’s most important jazz stages, Adam was invited to perform at the biggest jazz festivals in Europe, including the Montreux Jazz Festival and the London Jazz Festival.

Adam is the winner of ECHO Jazz 2013 – the most important German music award bestowed on artists by the German music industry, Grand Prix Jazz Melomani 2011 in the Jazz Hope category and Grand Prix Jazz Melomani 2012 as Artist of the Year. Adam was also nominated for the FRYDERYK Prize in 2013 as an Artist of The Year in Jazz.